Madiha and I had the pleasure to visit One and Only Palmilla in Cabo these past few days. This visit was for a client’s upcoming destination wedding at the beginning of the year and the main focus was to have a comprehensive design walk through for the client’s multiple events.
In the few days, we were able to accomplish a lot with the help of lovely Arianna at the resort who was instrumental in setting up appointments for us with local partners. It was exciting, invigorating and amazing to meet some of the most talented people in the industry.
One and Only is the most exclusive resort and from the moment our private car pulled up at the airport to the ride to the resort, it was a great experience. The car was fully stocked with all the amenities and our driver was friendly, courteous and professional. As we pulled up the front driveway the staff was there to welcome us, including Arianna. We went over our scheduled meetings, which were back-to-back starting at 8:30 am on Monday and checked in to our rooms.
The staff at the resort is very professional and fluent in English and the butler is at your beck and call. Once we checked in, Madiha and I went over our agenda for the next day and after a delicious lunch decided to take a stroll around the property. Monday was a full day with meetings with florists, rental companies, lighting and everything in between. We also toured the property with Arianna to see each space where the events are going to be held.
Ceremonies to be held on Turtle Beach
Our last meeting ended at 6 pm and by then, we were quite exhausted. A great dinner at the resort did the trick and we were able to catch up on some emails and work. The next day was the meeting with the chef to discuss various menu options and what a pleasure it was to spend some time with him. We again met up with some more vendors and had a lovely exchange of ideas.
Of course you would not expect anything less from a Jean George Vongerichten restaurant! Seared is a Michelin-starred steak house on the resort. A new glass-walled meat cellar features 15 different cuts of the finest meats from around the world – from Rib Eyes and Tenderloins to Wagyu A5 certified and Kobe beef. We had a delicious meal and a lovely time enjoying the live music and the dreamy ambience.
A verdant oasis on the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Where azure waters greet the mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez. One&Only Palmilla is where warm waves break onto a dramatic shoreline… and grey whales can be seen rising majestically in the distance. Here, the gracious style of Old Mexico – with its red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of exquisite fountains – is quietly nestled amidst swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical bloom.
The resort 1956 as a 15-room luxury hideaway by Don Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the President of Mexico, and was uses as an exclusive getaway for Hollywood elite.
In 1970,the Transpeninsular Highway was built and the resort became increasingly popular. It had 50 rooms by 1984. In 1991, the Palmilla Golf Club opened, and in 1996, the property was expanded to 115 rooms.
Needless to say, we are very excited about this wedding and can’t wait to share the photos with our readers.
Thank you to our wonderful tour guide at the One and Only Palmilla! We are so excited for next year’s event!
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